Kaguya’s Lunar Topo Maps

Kaguya moon map JAXA, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, has announced a lunar map generated by the Kaguya (Selene) probe: “Using the Laser Altimeter (LALT) aboard the Lunar Explorer KAGUYA, JAXA acquired data covering the entire Moon’s surface and produced a topographical map of the Moon in cooperation with the National astronomical Observatory of Japan and the Geographical Survey Institute.” The probe will continue to take additional measurement points (it’s now above six million) to enhance the map’s accuracy. Via Gizmodo, which has a gallery of the maps (I can’t find them on the Kaguya site).

Update: See also Universe Today.